The Anniversary Party (2001)

A review by Jeffrey Overstreet ● Writer / Director - Jennifer Jason Leigh and Alan Cumming Director of photography - John Bailey Editor - Carol Littleton and Suzanne Spangler Music - Michael Penn Producers - Joanne Sellar, Alan Cumming and Jennifer Jason Leigh Fine Line Features. 115 minutes. Rated R for profanity and sexual situations. STARRING: Alan Cumming (Joe Therrian), Jennifer Jason Leigh (Sally Therrian), John Benjamin Hickey (Jerry Adams), Parker Posey (Judy Adams), Phoebe Cates … [Read more...]

Anger Management (2003)

A review by Jeffrey Overstreet ● Director - Peter Segal; writer - David Dorfman; director of photography - Donald M. McAlpine; editor - Jeff Gourson; music - Teddy Castellucci; production designer - Alan Au; producer - Jack Giarraputo and Barry Bernardi. Starring - Adam Sandler (Dave Buznik), Jack Nicholson (Dr. Buddy Rydell), Marisa Tomei (Linda), Luis Guzmán (Lou), Allen Covert (Andrew), Lynne Thigpen (Judge Daniels), Woody Harrelson (Galaxia/Security Guard), John Turturro (Chuck), Heather … [Read more...]

Amistad (1997)

A review by Jeffrey Overstreet. ∙ Director -  Steven Spielberg; writer - David Franzoni; director of photography - Janusz Kaminski; editor - Michael Kahn; music - John Williams; production designer - Rick Carter; producers - Steven Spielberg, Debbie Allen and Colin Wilson. STARRING: Morgan Freeman (Joadson), Nigel Hawthorne (President Martin Van Buren), Anthony Hopkins (John Quincy Adams), Djimon Hounsou (Cinque), Matthew McConaughey (Baldwin), David Paymer (Secretary of State John Forsyth), … [Read more...]

Hope for Where We’re Going: An Interview with Louis Schwartzberg

Filmmaker Louis Schwartzberg has collected 25 interviews with memorable, remarkable Americans and sewn it together in an array of breathtaking cinematography to inspire us with a vision of dedication, determination, and imagination. Click here for Jeffrey's review of America's Heart and Soul. Jeffrey Overstreet: First of all, thank you for making this film! I'm hoping it inspires other cinematographers to put together reels of their own favorite footage, their own stories. You've given … [Read more...]

Amores Perros (2001)

A review by Jeffrey Overstreet. ∙ Director and producer - Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu; writer - Guillermo Arriaga; director of photography - Rodrigo Prieto; editors - Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Luis Carballar and Fernando Perez Unda; music - Gustavo Santaolalla; production designer - Brigitte Broch. Starring - Vanessa Bauche (Susana), Gael Garcia Bernal (Octavio), Umberto Busto (Jorge), Emilio Echevarria (El Chivo), Alvaro Guerrero (Daniel), Rodrigo Murray (Gustavo), Marco Perez (Romero), … [Read more...]

America’s Heart and Soul: An interview with Louis Schwartzberg

Hope for Where We're Going Filmmaker Louis Schwartzberg talks with Jeffrey Overstreet about America's Heart and Soul, his greatest teacher, and a story that he unfortunately had to cut from the film. • Filmmaker Louis Schwartzberg has collected 25 interviews with memorable, remarkable Americans and sewn it together in an array of breathtaking cinematography to inspire us with a vision of dedication, determination, and imagination. Click here for Jeffrey's review of America's Heart … [Read more...]